Traffic wardens won’t be able to nab you until 10 minutes after your ticket expires
We’ve all experienced that day-ruining moment when we discover that an overzealous traffic warden has stung us with a hefty fine, only minutes after our ticket ran out.
But now, a change in the law will allow all motorists the right to a ‘grace period’, in which drivers have 10 extra minutes to return to their vehicles after a ticket has expired.
The new measures apply to all cars parked in pay-and-display bays, or other parking spaces with specific time limits.
Under the new changes, set to come into force next month, residents and local firms will also be given the opportunity to demand a council review of parking in their area, which includes the use of yellow lines and parking charges.Read More click me
‘We are bringing back common sense.
‘Very soon shoppers and drivers will also benefit from ten minute “grace periods” for council-controlled parking, whether it’s on or off-street, paid or free.
‘It means you won’t get fined for being a few minutes late
. We’re also ending the industrial use of cctv
spy cars to enforce on-street parking.’